Composer and Performer
First Lady of Florida, Columba Bush, Mickey Carroll, and
former Secretary of State, Glenda Hood.
Born in Philadelphia, Mickey was part of the Doo Wop movement in the
fifty's with Billy and Mickey's regional hit entitled You Are.
In the late fifty's Mickeys family moved to Florida where Mickey
continued to mature in the music business performing in night clubs
and concerts while continuing to ork on original compositions.
While performing in a night club in Miami, Mickey was discovered by
Don Cornelius, founder of the famed TV show, Soul Train. Aboard
the Magnifico, Mickey did the first album recorded at sea
for RCA Records and produced by Bob Johnston for Don Cornelius and Dick
Griffey - "Mickey arroll." Mickeys second album, "Love
Life" on Coconut Grove Records brought him a NARAS Grammy nomination
for Best New Artist in 1979.
As a composer Mickey is a RIAA Gold Record recipient for the album
title cut and single "Love Is Where You Find It" recorded
by The Whispers on Solar Records, #1 Billboard R&B Charts, 1982
rereleased on Night Jams, 1992 and Love For Love, 2003.
In 1980 while performing for PACE ( Performing Arts For Community
And Education ) entertaining veterans,the elderly and Special Olympics,
Mickey learned there was a new power regarding music. It could nurture
the sick and elderly and lift the sprits of those with special needs.
In 1997 Mickey formed a company called, Mother J Productions. His
company produced numerous events in the city of Mount Dora and Winter
Park. Because of Mickey's overall concern for young people, families,
community and those with special needs, he wrote a show entitled A
House Of Love."
Dealing with prevalent world issues,"A House of Love" is
an upbeat musical performance of original jazz and blues. His songs
address families, environmental issues, cultural diversity and patriotism.
The show features Orlando's premier jazz and blues vocalist, Jacqueline
Jones and is backed by renowned musicians including, Bass Player
magazine's acclaimed, Jeff Carswell.
Mother J Productions received two arts and humanities awards from
the state of Florida. The first award was given to Mother J Productions
for involving the community in producing the musical A House Of
Love." The second award was received for the Unity In The
Community archway constructed in Gilbert Park in Mount Dora Florida
which consists of seven hundred and fifty hand painted tiles created
by children and families inspired by songs from A House of Love."
The award was presented at the ACE/FAAE Summit (Arts For Community And
Education) by the First Lady of Florida, Columba Bush, and former Secretary
of State, Glenda Hood.
Mickey has written for:
The Whispers , Love is Where You Find It , title cut
#1 R&B album,Billboard charts 1982
Soul Train Gang, I Could Do This All Night Arranged
by Steve Wonder
Dion, Healing, nominated for a Dove Award album title
I Put Away My Idols
John Mayhal, Dreamboat album title Bottom Line DJM
Steve Alaimo ,Miss Liberty album title Steve Alaimo
RCA Book Store Records Canada
The next Mother J Production will be performed at the Community Theater
Building 5th and Baker downtown Mount Dora March 2 2007 7:30 till 9:00.
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